One UI 5.0 brought a noticeable quality improvement in the speed and transitions of Samsung phones from the mid-range and up, so the 5.1 update is mostly a small wrinkle that makes the Galaxy S23 family even more nimble and fluid. Samsung was so quick to release this version of One UI to several previous-generation Galaxy S, Fold, Flip and cheaper phones that owners could click away with satisfaction again – but not all of them.
One UI 5.1 has also arrived on the Galaxy S22 family, but it brought a decrease in operating time for many [+]
THE SamMobile fan site has encountered many complaints that the new interface drastically reduced the operating time, and the Galaxy S22 trio is particularly often mentioned in these posts. Some people have the Samsung Keyboard stuck in the background (Samsung recommends emptying the cache), some people have the performance mode turned on, and some people have a spike in standby power consumption. In the meantime, more and more phones are reporting the availability of the One UI 5.1 package, but the source page recommends patience with the installation for the time being, in order to find out whether the problem affects a few or more phones. The manufacturer has not yet responded to the complaints, but is probably working on a solution.
There are no operating time problems with the Galaxy S23 family: they are much more durable than their predecessors [+]
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S23 received the first big one update package in Europe (the test device we have is not yet), which weighs 567 MB and brings the February security bug fix package to the three phones. The list of changes is concise: system stability and speed may improve and new functions may appear, but this is the basic text of all Samsung updates. The package will, however, update most Samsung apps if you haven’t already done so from one of the stores.